Sandfly Creek Reserve is an important place – both for people and for birds. This well-loved recreational area also has international significance as a haven for migratory waders.
After journeys of thousands of kilometres from as far as Siberia, they fly in to roost and feed during the northern hemisphere winter.

Encompassing mangroves, coastal scrub and remnants of gum-tree woodland, the area has high conservation value in a prime location near the mouth of Mackay’s Pioneer River.
It has been encroached on by housing and industry, and the local council wants to strike a balance between human use, the need to avoid disturbing the visiting bird population, and the aim of improving biodiversity in general.

Monitoring Organisation Conservation Volunteers Australia

Name Skye Salisbury-Briggs

Phone 07 4951 0933


Position in organisation Volunteer Engagement Officer

Activity Type land management (e.g. revegetation, pest and weed management)

Activity Indicators

Activity location Pioneer catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 02/02/2017


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

Collaborators Mackay Regional Council

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